The New Direction Program

The New Direction Program is a transformative, three-week experience that was introduced at The Mission to provide individuals in recovery with the opportunity to learn, to be challenged, to reflect, to create an inspiring plan for of their future, and to see something they may have never seen before – which is their real potential.

“Our premise for this program,” explained Barrett Young, Chief Executive Officer of The Mission, “is that individuals who are in recovery can start to create a new perception of themselves and their future by: 1) learning what drives them, 2) connecting with others who have overcome similar challenges, 3) providing them with access to educational and vocational opportunities, 4) developing their own clear career path, and 5) creating a support network of mentors who will assist them afterwards.”

Barrett Young, CEO of The Mission, designed this course with Jeff Henderson, an award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling author, who discovered his passion and gift for cooking in a most unlikely place: Federal Prison.

Barrett Young, CEO of The Mission, designed this course with Jeff Henderson, an award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling author, who discovered his passion and gift for cooking in a most unlikely place: Federal Prison.